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Table 3 The comparison of the aggressiveness of care in the last month of life between dialysis patients with cancer (DC group) and without cancer (D group) during 2006–2011

From: Comparison of medical outcomes and health care costs at the end of life between dialysis patients with and without cancer: a national population-based study

Variables Total D group
n (%)
DC group
n (%)
p value
Total 1177 1028 (87.3%) 149 (12.7%)  
≥2 Hospitalizations 178 (15.1%) 141 (13.7%) 37 (24.8%) 0.001
Hospital stays (days) 13.1 ± 11.4 12.7 ± 11.4 15.4 ± 11.3 0.005
Hospital stays more than Q3 (25 days) 281 (23.9%) 234 (22.8%) 47 (31.5%) 0.023
ICU admission 600 (51.0%) 537 (52.2%) 63 (42.3%) 0.028
CPR 788 (66.9%) 718 (69.8%) 70 (47.0%) < 0.001
Palliative care 19 (1.6%) 2 (0.2%) 17 (11.4%) < 0.001
 2006–2009 8 (0.7%) 1(0.1%) 7 (4.7%) 1
 2010–2011 11 (0.9%) 1 (0.1%) 10 (6.7%)  
Dying in a hospital 765 (65.0%) 656 (63.8%) 109 (73.2%) 0.027
Costa (US$) 2818 ± 107 2827 ± 88 2755 ± 259 0.917
  1. Abbreviations: ICU intensive care unit, CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  2. amean ± standard error